Essential Report

Media Ownership – Rupert Murdoch

Nov 1, 2010

Q. Rupert Murdoch owns most of Australia’s metropolitan newspapers including the Australian, Herald Sun, the Telegraph and the Courier Mail. Should the Government allow one company to own the majority of Australia’s major newspapers?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should allow 15% 13% 20% 12%
Should not allow 50% 56% 47% 56%
Don’t care 26% 24% 25% 26%
Don’t know 9% 8% 8% 6%

 50% think Rupert Murdoch should not be allowed to own the majority of Australia’s major newspapers and only 15% think he should be allowed. Those most strongly opposed were aged 55+ (61%) and people earning over $1,600pw (55%).


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